This is my story for Friday Fictioneers this week. This is a weekly challenge to write a story in 100 words with a beginning, middle, and end. It’s supposed to follow the picture prompt for the week. The host for the challenge is the talented and gracious author, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. This week the picture is a photo supplied by Renee Heath. Thanks, Renee.
For everyone’s information, I just wanted to add that last week I was having a problem of my comments disappearing from the blogs of other Friday Fictioneers. I went to the Help section of my blog and typed in the problem. A Staffer with the title “timethief” replied and told me to provide links to the posts where my comments disappeared. She said she would tag the thread for a Staff follow-up and to be patient. I made note of the next several comments of mine that disappeared and gave her the information for the blogs and my URL and email address. I waited for some hours and the problem was solved. I want to thank “timethief” and the other Staffers of WordPress.
Genre: Horror Fiction
THE CANDLE by P.S. Joshi
My pal, John, and I were camping.
He said, “Got a ghost story?”
I said, “Yeah, a real one. You know the old Maubry mansion? In ’86 my pal Frank and I snuck out one night and went there.
“That watchman, Hansen, used to sleep almost every night instead of watching. We looked at the windows and noticed a lighted candle at one. We ran home scared.
“Next day we asked Hansen if anyone ever got in there.
“He said, ‘Nah!’
“Then took us into the room with the candle. That candle was covered with a thick layer of dust.”